However, looking at the hacktivism
incidents in 2019, it is expected that this year may see an uptick in attacks.
, cyber-terrorism and cyberwar: The activities of the uncivil society in cyberspace.
When considering the definition above, cyberterrorism does not include acts of hacktivism
is a term used by many scholars to describe the marriage of hacking with political activism.
Mark Hughes, CEO BT Security, said: "Organised crime has moved online while countries across the globe are also battling with hacktivism
and cyber espionage.
, DDoS attacks and website defacements are a staple in this region.
, DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks and website defacements remain a staple in the Mena region, added the new report from Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, released at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week in Dubai, UAE.
In the Middle East and North Africa, hacktivism
, DDoS attacks and website defacements are a staple.
Truppi has a wealth of experience with cybercrime, from data breaches and hacktivism
to cyber extortion attempts.
-- "Think activist," he said, such as an "animal rights group trying to commit [a hack] in furtherance of political or societal idealogy."
The main categories of attacks are hacktivism
, financial theft, data theft, ransomware, cyberespionage, cyberterrorism...
Of those affected organizations, 41 % claim that ransom was the motivation; 27% cite insider threats; and 26% cite either political "hacktivism
" or competitive gain as the motivation.
The first one is hacktivism
" when criminals launch attacks based on their ideology; the second is done with intent to destabilise a company, and the third is the one where most people resort to cyber crime for financial rewards.